We’re not on track to meet global emissions reduction targets. This is creating a gap between what is being done currently and what needs to be done to not only meet current targets but to avoid the worst effects of the climate crisis.
Ethical Consumer Week 2021 will be looking at what it will take to bridge the gap.
How can businesses, governments and consumers work together to make the change required?
And what might a fairer, more equitable world look like on the other side?
The time is now
In December 2020, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres warned that we are facing a ‘moment of truth’, without drastic action we might be heading for a three to five-degree temperature rise this century.
Every major climate change institution and carbon budgeting scenario says that we need widespread behaviour change if we’re to mitigate against catastrophic climate breakdown.
Ethical Consumer Week 2021 (16th-22nd October) will look at the gap between current behaviour and where we must head in order to meet international targets, and how we can address the divide.
It will consider our roles as consumers, citizens, workers, producers and more - asking what steps we can take towards supporting local, national and global behaviour change.